New Faculty Roles and Faces in the School of Nursing for the 2022-23 Academic Year

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing welcomed two new clinical faculty members and saw the transition of four familiar faces into new faculty roles for the 2022-23 academic year. A combination of both clinical and tenure-track faculty, they are helping the School expand its academic programming while strengthening its efforts in innovative research.


Clinical faculty

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Polly Jewel, MSN, RN, CCTC

New to the School of Nursing, Polly Jewel, MSN, RN, CCTC, has joined as a clinical instructor. Jewel received her master of science in nursing (MSN) from the University of Phoenix with a concentration in health care administration. She has a strong background in advanced heart failure and cardiac surgery, and she has held a national certification as a Clinically Certified Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) since 2010. Experienced in the inpatient setting, ambulatory, case management, and program management fields of nursing, she is excited to share her knowledge in the Accelerated BSN Program. The hearing child of deaf parents, her scholarship interests include advocacy and equity of health care for marginalized groups such as the deaf population.

Also new to the School of Nursing is Teresa L. Lincicum, MSN, who joined as a clinical instructor. Lincicum brings over 20 years of nursing experience to her role. She received her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Edgewood College, and her MSN from the University of South Alabama. Lincicum has served as a preceptor to numerous undergraduate nursing students, acute care/adult/gerontological and family nurse practitioner students, as well as a clinical instructor for the Highland Community College nursing program in Freeport, Illinois. For the past eight years, she has been a direct mentor to UW Cardiology fellows, residents, and medical students on the inpatient cardiology consult service team. Beyond this, she held the position of lead advanced practice provider (APP) for both UW Cardiology and Dean Cardiology. She has been intimately involved in the development, initiation, and ongoing process improvement for multiple programs to include a cardiovascular risk reduction clinic, medical weight loss clinic, heart valve/transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program, congestive heart failure (CHF) clinic, congenital cardiology program, inpatient atrial fibrillation consult service, and inpatient APP on the cardiovascular medicine service.

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Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE

Well‐known to the School of Nursing and UW–Madison for her research contributions specific to concussion in children and adolescents, Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE, FNAP, has transitioned into a clinical faculty role. Snedden brings to the position an extensive background in teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, leadership, research, and clinical practice. She earned a BSN from Marquette University, an MSN in Health Systems Leadership and Healthcare Education from Regis University, and a PhD in nursing and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner post‐master’s certificate from the University of Colorado. Snedden brings a wealth of experience from her past teaching, clinical, and leadership roles across the country. She is a skilled pediatric clinician and overall educator. She has long held the credential of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), was recently named a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice for her commitment to interprofessional health care, and is a 2021-22 Fellow of the competitive AACN Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing (ELAN) program.


Tenure-track faculty

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Jane Harney, PhD, RN, PNP, NNP-BC

Jane Harney, PhD, RN, PNP, NNP-BC, has transitioned into an assistant professor position after being a postdoctoral fellow. She received her BSN and MSN (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) from the University of Iowa, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and PhD from the Duke University School of Nursing. Harney’s research examines the relationships between environmental stress, genomics, and epigenomics. Stemming from 20+ years of clinical experience in the neonatal intensive care unit, her program of research focuses on understanding and attenuating the intergenerational inheritance of environmental stress and its impact on neonatal physiology and outcomes. She is especially interested in understanding how the stress of structural racism, individual discrimination, and other social inequities contribute to neonatal health disparities.

Jeneile Luebke ’02, MS’09, PhD, RN, transitioned into a new role as assistant professor after her time as both a STREAM postdoctoral fellow

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Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN

from 2020-2021, and an Anna Julia Cooper fellow in the School of Nursing from 2020‐2022. She holds an affiliate appointment for the American Indian Studies Program and is a faculty member of the campus Sexual Violence Research Initiative. She is an enrolled member of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Luebke received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and earned her PhD at UW‐Milwaukee. Her research aims to better understand the lived experiences of gender‐based violence, as well as advocating for survivor‐led, trauma-informed, and culturally safe interventions and options for Indigenous survivors of violence using Indigenous specific and community engaged research methodologies. Her other current work focuses upon the relationship between land violence, planetary health, and gender-based violence among Indigenous peoples.

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Megan Miller, PhD, RN

Megan Miller, PhD, RN, also transitioned into an assistant professor position this fall after completing two years in a postdoctoral research fellowship in the UW–Madison School of Nursing. Miller’s work focuses on supporting holistic and compassionate palliative care. She completed her BSN and PhD programs at Michigan State University, with a focus on palliative care and integrative therapies. Currently funded by the American Holistic Nurses Association, her research examines the role of spirituality in supporting management of common cancer‐related symptoms. Miller is the co‐founder of the Creative Dying Project, a Death Café facilitator, and a recent graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic‐Assisted Therapies and Research program. She is passionate about examining applications of mindfulness meditation, and psychedelic‐assisted therapy for facing illness, death, and grief, as well as exploring more equitable community‐based models for palliative and end‐of-life care.